Chapter 9. Social Psychology, Law, and Order

  1. Andrew McKinlay and
  2. Chris McVittie

Published Online: 23 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303094.ch9

Social Psychology and Discourse

Social Psychology and Discourse

How to Cite

McKinlay, A. and McVittie, C. (2008) Social Psychology, Law, and Order, in Social Psychology and Discourse, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303094.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146586

Online ISBN: 9781444303094



  • social psychology, law, and order;
  • police investigations;
  • police interviews;
  • lawyers in courtroom;
  • role of lawyer in cross-examination;
  • witnesses in courtroom;
  • witness testimony;
  • the “expert” witness;
  • treatment of offenders;
  • role of judge


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Police Investigations

  • Lawyers in the Courtroom

  • Witnesses in the Courtroom

  • The Role of the Judge

  • Treatment of Offenders

  • Further reading